Saltwater fish. Its serpentine in shape body has a brown light or dark
background color dotted with small yellow spots. The snout and the tail
are yellowish. The inside of their mouth is white.
To be confused with
- Spotted Moray Eel Gymnothorax moringa
- Green Moray Eel Gymnothorax funebris
Size: 40 cm, max 70 cm.
Colour: Brown light or dark background color dotted with small yellow spots, the tail is yellowish, inside mouth is white.
Fins: The dorsal fin extends from just behind the head along the back and joins seamlessly with the caudal and anal fins. Most species lack pectoral and pelvic fins, adding to their serpentine appearance.
Habitat environment and ecology
Inhabits coral reefs, hides during daytime, hunts at night.
BES-eilanden: St. Eustatius
[Marion Haarsma, feb. 2016]
- DeLoach, N., & Humann, P. (2002). Reef Fish Identification - Florida
Caribbean Bahamas - 3th Edition. New World Publications, Inc.